Monday, February 6, 2012

Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer



This week, CFBA is introducing Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can't work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent--though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.

Thad McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit. After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.

Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter's unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she's far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he's come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?

MY THOUGHTS:
Ahh, Kim.
You’ve yet to disappoint me!

Really loved Sadie’s story! Sadie is a sweet, na├»ve girl with a strong love for her family. She tries her very best to provide for her family, but forgets the most important thing along the way: trust in the Lord. Always.

Aren’t we often just like her?? Trying to accomplish things on our own, forgetting that the Lord has promised to take care of us if we do things His way?

Of course, Sadie’s lack of trust in God gets her into trouble – dangerous breaking-the-law kind of trouble. Seeing that the town’s sheriff has lost his heart to Sadie…well, yeah! What a tangled mess.

Loved Shelva and Melva! I imagined the sisters on the Waltons – only taller, skinnier, and louder, yet loveable. Really, all of Kim’s characters are always so real and likeable (except the bad guys, of course)!

Keep writing, Kim! Your stories are sweet, yet realistic, and I love how easily you share spiritual lessons that we all need to be reminded of. Thank you for writing books that I can recommend!

AND FOR YOU, a peek into the book:

Song of My Heart

Thank you to Kim and Bethany House through CFBA for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

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2 comments:

Lisa E. said...

Great review. I've read many of Kim's books and I'm really look forward to reading this one. Just finished Courting Miss Amsel and LOVED it, and I think My Heart Remembers is one of the best Christian Fiction books I've read. She's one of the best authors out there, in my opinion. :)

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Lisa,

I agree! Kim is one of my top favorite CF authors! Waiting for Summer's Return might almost be my favorite (it was also the first I read of hers), with her last book, Whisper of Peace, my least. Kim seemed back in her 'groove' with Song of My Heart - I'm sure you'll love it! :-)

Stephanie

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